Our steering group

In 2008, we established a sub-committee of the Board, made up exclusively of professional advisers, to focus on philanthropy – a first for Ireland. This initiative was in response to the need for greater sharing of information and exchange of knowledge amongst those who feel that philanthropy advice will be an essential component for trusted advisers going forward. It is hoped that building a ‘community of philanthropy experts’ will, in turn, result in philanthropy becoming a more intrinsic aspect of advice to clients in the future.

Chaired by John Rockett, Director of The Community Foundation for Ireland, the areas of law, tax, and accountancy and wealth management are all represented:

  • Nora Lillis, Partner, William Fry Solicitors, William Fry Solicitors 
  • Rory Quinlan, Investec Wealth and Investment
  • Marian McNamara, Senior Relationship Manager AIB Ireland
  • Fionnán O’Dwyer, Managing Director, Wealth Management Ltd 
  • Anne Corrigan Head of Private Client Group, Philip Smith, Partner Arthur Cox
  • Eddie Murphy, Partner, Crowleys DFK
  • Fiona O’Regan, Private Banking, Barclays Wealth; Pat McCormack, Director, Barclays Wealth
  • Aidan Quinlan, Director and David Frame Director Private Wealth Management, Key Capital
  • Eoin Kennelly, Director, Kennelly Tax Advisers Limited, Jane Florides, Director, Kennelly Tax Advisers Limited 
  • Tim O’Rahilly, Partner, Tax & Legal Services, PwC; Teresa McColgan, Partner,Tax & Legal Services, Shane Kerins PwC
  • Mike Gaffney, Head of Markets, KPMG
  • Marc Westlake, Portfolio Metrix Ltd
  • Eoin McBennet, Investment Manager, Quiltercheviot
  • Evelyn Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, Evelyn Fitzpatrick Consulting
  • Marianne Donaghy, Deloitte
  • Sean O’Murchu, Managing Director, Bank of Ireland Private Banking; Conor White, Senior Manager, Ken O’ Sullivan, Bank of Ireland Private Banking
  • Ronan Moran, Ulster Bank Private Banking
  • Michelle O’Keefe, Owen Redmond, Goodbody
  • William Christopher, Consultant, MaCarthy Johnson
  • Joe Thompson and John Cole, Twomey Moran & Partners
  • John Gill and Lydia McCormack, Matheson